Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official
Clearer pictures from Mars Orbiter soon: Official

India's Mars Orbiter is expected to send clearer pictures in two months' time, said a senior official of the Indian space agency Friday.

Cosmic rays can make deep-space ventures risky for astronauts in future
Cosmic rays can make deep-space ventures risky for astronauts in future

A new study has helped scientist understand that cosmic rays can threaten deep-space astronaut missions in the future.

New study to shed light on 'super-Earths'

 A new study has provided a deeper insight into the long-running hunt for super-Earths orbiting into the space.

MIT researchers cast doubts on feasibility of Mars One mission
MIT researchers cast doubts on feasibility of Mars One mission

MIT researchers have analysed Mars One's plan to create a human colony on the Red Planet by 2025 and found that the settlers may face deadly problems, including suffocation and starvation.

UFO watching NASA astronauts on ISS spacewalk?
UFO watching NASA astronauts on ISS spacewalk?

A latest NASA video showing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) has captured a blurry object behind an astronaut.

 'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet
'Mars One' not ready to colonise humans on Red Planet

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have questioned the technical feasibility of the 'Mars One' project that aims to establish the first human colony on the Red Planet by 2025.

Here's how oxygen formed on lifeless Earth
Here's how oxygen formed on lifeless Earth

A new study has revealed about the discovery of a new way to make oxygen on Earth and in space, from carbon dioxide (CO2) without the help of plants.

Wonder kids: Meet Abhay Rathi, winner of National Geography Olympiad 2013

Meet Abhay Rathi who was the winner of National Geography Olympiad 2013.

NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun
NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which keeps a tab on the sun 24 hours a day, has observed a snaking, extended filament of solar material on the front portion of the sun, NASA said in a statement.

New molecule opens possibility of finding alien life
New molecule opens possibility of finding alien life

Astronomers have discovered a new molecule in space, indicating the complex molecules needed for life may have their origins in interstellar space.

About two-third of stars were born in clusters
About two-third of stars were born in clusters

A new research has revealed that about two-third of stars within 81 light years of Earth were born in clusters.

Mars Orbiter Mission: Narendra Modi's congratulatory speech

An elated Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as "historic" India's "spectacular" success in reaching Mars in the maiden attempt, saying the country has dared to reach out into the unknown and achieved the near impossible.

DNA: Success of ISRO's Mangal Mission

Creating history in space, India onSeptember 24 successfully placed its Mangalyaan into the Martian orbit in a record time of mere three hours. Thus, India has become the first Asian country to reach Mars and the first in the world to enter Martian orbit in its maiden attempt.

Clockwork precision and how India entered Mars orbit
Clockwork precision and how India entered Mars orbit

An Indian spacecraft Wednesday entered into Mars orbit in its maiden attempt by executing the crucial operation precisely to create history.

Want to become a Space Scientist? Here's how
Want to become a Space Scientist? Here's how

India on Wednesday created history by becoming the first country in the world to successfully send a mission to Mars in the first attempt.

Average people healthy enough for space travel: Study

Average people with common medical problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes are healthy enough to tolerate commercial flights to space, a new study has found.

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit after 10 months along with 442 million miles
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit after 10 months along with 442 million miles

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is set to enter the Mars orbit on Sunday evening to study the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet and reveal how its climate changed over time.

NASA launches website, Mars challenge for public
NASA launches website, Mars challenge for public

The US space agency NASA has announced the opening of registration for its "Mars Balance Mass Challenge" and the launch of its new website - "NASA Solve".

More Hubble observation time goes to men: Study

In a disturbing trend, an internal Hubble Space Telescope (HST) study has found that in each of the past 11 observation proposal cycles, applications led by male principal investigators had a higher success rate than those led by women.

'Northeast space centre not getting data from central agencies'

The North East Space Application Centre (NE-SAC), set up by the Centre to develop high-tech infrastructure support for the northeastern states, is grappling to obtain required data from central agencies due to the "security threat" perception in the region, an official said Thursday.